Butterfly sighting

Jun 29

Eric Volden

Location: Pine River hike/bike trail west of Gotham
Richland County

This was a hike on the Pine River Hike/Bike trail which led into a marshy area with some riparian trailside trees. Dozens of Dion Skippers were using milkweeds and the Silver-bordered Fritillaries seemed to prefer the Marsh Hedge Nettle. The Banded Hairstreaks were in an area with hickory and oak trees.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

★ = New county photo record
☆ = New county sighting record